React.js artwork


4-6 weeks

Learn how to efficiently build UIs with components, and why this Javascript framework is an indispensable tool for coders.


What you'll learn

Course syllabus


Want to know how thousands of coders are writing cleaner, more flexible Javascript? Learn how to use Facebook’s open-source Javascript library, React.js, to create user interface components and make your code quicker and easier to work with.

On this course, we’ll take a practical approach to building front-end web applications, and you’ll learn how to work more efficiently by creating modular layouts that can be quickly moved around and re-arranged.

This is a great next step for students who have already completed our Javascript for Designers and Advanced CSS + Javascript courses.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who is already confident (or confident-ish) with basic Javascript and wants to level-up by taking a dive into building more feature-complete and immersive web apps in React.

React is becoming increasingly popular amongst designers as it takes a component-based approach aimed at re-using interface patterns and code. This makes prototyping and building real-world apps very quick without having to worry about technical nitty gritty.

Most of our students work in the creative industries – designers, strategists and copywriters are the most common jobs amongst our students – but you can work in any industry to join the course.

What do I need?

A computer with Mac OS X 10.9 or above, Windows XP or above, or a recent Linux version installed and a broadband internet connection. That’s it!

What you'll learn

Learn why React has taken the web industry by storm and why is it so awesome

How to take existing Javascript and jQuery and translate it into React-friendly code

Getting familiar with React’s concepts and how they compare to regular Javascript

Thinking about apps and websites in terms of reusable components

Building rich apps which fetch data and can move between screens without reloading the page

Finding and working with the best React libraries and plugins

Course syllabus

16+ hours of video lessons

Practical, go-at-your-own pace learning

Access the community

Join our Slack and connect with thousands of SuperHi students and alumni

Continued help

Help from our expert teachers and educators with years of experience in the industry

Extra homework challenges

Test your knowledge!

Real world projects

Projects and code that you can alter and remix to add to your own sites and portfolio


Resources to get you started and going post-course

Lost in Tokyo

Lost in Tokyo is a showcase of the hippest and trendiest spots in Tokyo. We’ll be learning about React and what problems it solves, how to think about our page as components, using CSS toolkits and working with data and events in React.


For our second project in this course, we’ll be building Jiffy: an app that uses the Giphy API. We’ll look at how to build our apps using create-react-app, learning about APIs and how to fetch data from them using Ajax, as well as running events inside our components.


In the final project, we'll be building a website to help you visually discover new places around the world using interactive maps, data storage and geolocation.

Your instructors

Our instructors have decades of professional experience, have spoken at international conferences and have won countless web design awards.

Lawrence Gosset

Lawrence is a full-stack web developer and teacher who has also taught over a thousand people how to code. He was previously an instructor at London code school Steer.

Rik Lomas

Rik is a Mancunian coder, teacher and CEO of SuperHi. He was the co-founder of Steer (a code school in London) and has taught several thousand people to code. He is a bit too old to be posting memes on our social media and recently featured as a Sour Patch Kid in the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.

The SuperHi Editor

Our intelligent code editor is designed to help making websites from scratch easier. Comes with any course, or sign up for a free SuperHi account for access.

Better together

Creative goals need a focused learning path – enter our tailored collections. Choose one of ours or make your own by choosing more than one course. Either way, you'll get a discount.


Design + code

Become a fully-rounded digital designer and coder


Creative freelancer

Looking to start as a creative freelancer? Get all the skills you need.

Course FAQs

Yes, we do! All you'd need to do is send the links to your completed projects over to [email protected] at the end of your course. We will review them, provide feedback if necessary, and then issue your certificate!

If you're comfortable working with a computer, then yes!

Learning new and improving your existing skills is about being patient with yourself, building up your knowledge, developing confidence through practice, and with time. We've seen our students around the world do it, and so can you.

Our beginner courses are designed for people new to the subjects. They grow your understanding so you grasp everything you need to start applying your new skills and will also give you a path to dig deeper if you want.

Our teaching style is practical and straightforward and you'll have support from our expert instructors and community for as long as you need.

Still not sure if learning to code is right for you? Take our free Plan, Design + Code Your First Website course or dive into our First Steps to Code guide.

All our course videos are taught using the SuperHi Editor, but you'll be able to apply everything you'll learn to a code editor of your choice. Many students go on to use other code editors, for example, if their workplace has an existing standard.

Our SuperHi Editor is designed with many smart features to help avoid wasted time looking for things like a typo or missing bracket (which is why we made it!), but the same code concepts apply to any editor.

Yea! After the course is over, you'll still have our support when it comes to things like career questions, resume, and portfolio reviews, etc. all to help you get the job and career you want.

We also provide 1:1 sessions for some of our courses! The number of sessions depends on the course that you signed up for.

If you'd like to arrange a 1:1 session after you've completed your course, email us at [email protected] and we'll happily arrange that for you!

Yes! You can use your own custom third-party domains and connect them to your sites built with our SuperHi Editor. Additionally, all SuperHi sites come with free SSL Certificates for added protection.

Here's more information on how to connect a third-party domain

At SuperHi, we provide online courses designed for creatives and made for everyone. Take a course on Code, Design, or Project Management 😊

The proof is in the pudding! Our students go on to make their own beautiful sites and some of their stunning work have won digital design awards. Take a look at our Hall of Fame to see some of the sites our students have built, many of which had only taken our Foundation course!

If you're a SuperHi student or alumni and would like to submit your project to be included in our Hall of Fame, please feel free to submit it here.

We have quite a lot of students that join us and have done some coding before but want to build up confidence and techniques.

In order to help get you where you'd like to be, have a look at the sites below to see which course you can make from scratch, without any help at all.

Baker & Brown – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, don't worry! We recommend you start off with our Foundation, HTML, CSS + Javascript course.

Jenna Buchholz – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, it's all good! We recommend you start off with our Javascript for Designers course.

Super Shapes – If you struggle to make this website from scratch, have no fear! We recommend you start off with our Advanced CSS + Javascript course.

All of our courses are unlocked and available for students to start their learning and go at their own pace. We do have a suggested weekly structure for some courses, which helps some students stay on track. However, you're definitely free to jump ahead or take as long as you need!

So, if you purchase a course or collection today, you'll have all courses in your student dashboard available to you immediately. If you're busy and can't start right away - no worries, you can pick it back up later.